Cheilanthes tomentosa
XEROPHYTIC FERN.  Triangular bipinnate to tripinnate leaves with flat (not beadlike) leaflet segments.  Upper side of leaf is finely white hairy, lower side is covered in felty tan fuzz (not scales).  In the Empires, uncommon among shady outcrops of any rock type.  Easily confused with C. eatonii but the latter is more robust and the underside is scaly rather than fuzzy.
FAMILY:  Pteridaceae (True Ferns)